Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe has been posted for Andi of LMF & her garden-rich supply of asparagus. I found it in THE BEST OF COOKING by Arne Kruger & Annette Wolter & immediately thot of her. This is worthy of a spec breakfast or brunch occasion, but can also be served as a main dish when combined w/a green salad. I esp want to thank *PaulaG* for her kind permission to include her Blender Hollandaise Sauce as part of this recipe. It was so perfect for it! *Enjoy*
- 6 eggs
- 2 tablespoons water (may use milk or cream)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 8 -10 fresh asparagus spears (well-trimmed & cooked till crisp tender, may sub canned)
FOR SHRIMP HOLLANDAISE SAUCE
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 -2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 dash cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 cup butter (melted)
- 4 ounces baby shrimp
- 2 teaspoons fresh parsley (chopped opt garnish & may sub dried parsley)
- FOR SAUCE - Place egg yolks, lemon juice & pepper in blender container & blend till lemon-colored.
- Turn blender to high & very slowly add butter. Blend till thick (about 30 seconds). Pour sauce into top of a dbl boiler, stir in baby shrimp & set aside.
- FOR OMELETS - Whisk eggs w/water, salt & pepper till well-mixed. Melt 1 tbsp butter in an omelet pan or suitable non-stick skillet.
- Pour in half the egg mixture & cook, lifting the edge of the omelet to let the egg mixture run onto the pan.
- When the omelet is well-set, gently slide the omelet onto a plate, place 4-5 asparagus spears in the center, fold over & keep warm while you prepare the 2nd omelet in the same way. (Secure omelets w/a wooden cocktail pick as desired).
- TO SERVE - Heat shrimp hollandaise sauce slowly in top of dbl boiler over hot water, spoon sauce over omelets, sprinkle w/parsley if using & serve immediately.
- NOTE - My only issue w/this recipe was the yield. These are lrg omelets & the recipe stated it served 2. However, if you serve w/bread, fruit or other breakfast/brunch item, this recipe definitely serves 4 IMO.
This was really yummy. I made this for dinner tonight. I used Foolproof Blender Hollandaise Foolproof Blender Hollandaise (http://www.food.com/recipe/foolproof-blender-hollandaise-139116) and I cooked the shrimp (which were larger than what the recipe called for since this was dinner) in a nonstick skillet with a bit of spray oil covered with a lid on med heat so they didn't brown. I used canned asparagus, which made the sauce a tiny bit watery. Fresh would have been much better. My husband and I really enjoyed this. My 4 year old had some too, and she loved it! Thanks. I will be making this again!
I tried this receipe and it was great! Thanks for sharing it! The only thing I did different was I added some freshly cooked kingcrab meat inside the omelete. We had some extra from the previos meal we had!
What a DELICIOUS and beautiful recipe! I made for a special brunch and everyone raved-followed recipe exactly. Served with fresh fruit and these tasty little rolls I found at the bakery. Thank you, twissis, for a fabulous recipe! Made for the Think Pink Tag Game In Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, October 2008.